Sixth Pay Commission as a beating stick against the Congress

The Sixth Pay Commission recommendations would be implemented in the state from 2010 and backlogged salary of government employees would also be disbursed from April 13, chief minister O Ibobi Singh said during an election campaign meeting of Thangso Baite for the ensuing 15th Lok Sabha Outer Manipur election held at Tangkhul Naga Long ground.

The chief minister lamented that certain other political parties were deceitfully trying to use the Sixth Pay Commission as a beating stick against the Congress.He said that the government is aware of the protest by the government employees and added that the Sixth Pay Commission recommendation was delayed as state resources were very low. But after the 13th finance commission awards in 2010 it should be possible to implement it, he added.Regarding the non approval of contestants from some Outer areas of the valley, the chief minister said that the population was more than those in the hills areas and asked the people to bear for some more time.

Gaikhangam, president MPCC said the Congress was a party without bias and said that its government has done a lot of development work and the NREGS has given works to many families and made them earn their a livelihood.Considering its performance, he appealed to the people to vote for Congress candidate Thangso Baite.Thangso Baite said he would protect the image of the state and would bring further change and asked the people to help him.The meeting was also attended by Rishang Keishing, MP Rajya Sabha, MLAs, ministers and leaders of the Congress party.